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DRAW NoMI: Making Art Together

DRAW NoMI LogoDRAW NoMI is a collaborative arts event focused on bringing people together to make art. Partners include Art Rapids!, Blackbird Arts, Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse CityGreat Lakes Children’s MuseumJordan River Arts CouncilOliver Art Center, SEEDS, and Traverse Area District Library. Join us for events in October and throughout the year! Just look for the logo! DRAW NoMI is supported by the Linda O'Meara Fund for Arts Education.









Family-friendly programming with DRAW NoMI is back this fall. These special days feature a variety of activities for children and families, ranging from hands-on art days to in-depth workshops.

Thursday, October 4 - 11am-Noon
Storytime for Bigs
Traverse Area District Library - Main Library

Join us in the Story Room for a special Storytime for Bigs devoted to Art and Drawing. Then follow us out to the Drawing Wall in the Youth Department and add your own drawing or squiggles to our interactive piece. The Drawing Wall will be up all month in the Youth Department. (ages 2 -5)


Saturday, October 6, 2018 - Noon-4pm
Linda O’Meara Day of the Arts
Dennos Museum Center
FREE for children 17 and under

Visit the Dennos for a day of celebrating the arts. Local partners and artists will be on hand to help inspire your work, whether it’s a drawing, painting, dance, or performance - anything goes! Day of the Arts is the official kick-off event for  DRAW NoMI, a local event whose purpose is to encourage making art together. Supported by the Linda O’Meara Fund for Arts Education. The Museum will be free admission for children 17 and under.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 10am-Noon
Richie Gunn Sketchbook Workshop
Crooked Tree Arts Center - Traverse City

Curious about sketching? Or maybe you need to dust off your sketchbook? Richie Gunn's relaxed approach will give you the basics to get started or the confidence to start a daily drawing routine.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 1-3pm
Twisted Fish Gallery, Elk Rapids

Doodle Art Day returns October 13 at Twisted Fish Gallery! This popular event for socializing and artful fun is held on the second Saturday of each month for anyone who likes to be creative. Gather with like-minded people look for a casual, good time where free-wheeling art is the focus. No formal training required. Music and refreshments provided!  Bring your favorite paper, pens, and pencils, or use what we have available. Free and open to everyone ages 9-90. Call 231.264.0123 for info.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 4-5pm
Traverse Area District Library - Main Library

Join us for a special drawing themed at the Youth Services MakerSpace. Artist and illustrator Brianne Farley will lead us through a fun and creative drawing activity. (ages 6 - 12)

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 4-5 pm
Coding Club
Traverse Area District Library - Main Library

The Youth Services Coding Club celebrates Draw NoMI with a special OzoBot-themed Coding Club. Create paths and code for these tiny robots to follow just by drawing. (ages 6 - 12)

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 10am-5pm
Black Friday Fun Day
Dennos Museum Center

Bring the whole family for a fun day of exploring the world through the galleries of the Dennos. Travel to the frozen tundra of the Arctic Circle and across the American landscapes from the Detroit Institute of Arts, while completing your own scavenger hunt for stickers and other prizes. Supported by the Linda O’Meara Fund for Arts Education. The Museum will be free admission to everyone.